Gaoth Laidir Registered User
#811

ItAintMeBabe said:
Sorry to bombard thread.

I'm due to drive from donegal to Dublin airport tonight for a flight to NY in the morning. Struggling to find any clear info on when the storm is due to pass and wondering could anybody here enlightened me a bit?

Thanks in advance for many help, a very worried poster here!


No problems. The winds will abate throughout the afternoon.

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pistolpetes11 Moderator
#812

And onto the next one we go ,

Next thread in the link below

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057825741

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Kamili Registered User
#814

so it was a Sting Jet?

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Gaoth Laidir Registered User
#815

Kamili said:
so it was a Sting Jet?


It certainly looks like it alright, both on satellite and in surface conditions.

Longing Registered User
#816

Gaoth Laidir said:
It certainly looks like it alright, both on satellite and in surface conditions.


We were without power in N Cavan from 7pm Tuesday to 3pm the following day. 20hrs the last time this happened been without power for so long was in the 80's.

It was scary stuff at one stage the noise was like a freight train, We dare open the front door has the mail box was flapping so bad and thats with two flaps with one inside aswell. Also almost every road in all directions was blocked or partially by fallen trees. I know new Electric poles had to be put in some areas I witnessed a tree down rapped in wires and all light up.

Talking to other people since then and all have said storm Ophelia had no patch on this storm. But so many people were caught out. Its a mircale there were no deaths.

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Kamili Registered User
#817

Sorry for another question, did the sting Jet ever materialise for Orphelia?

Would explain why people felt Eleanor was much worse.

Gaoth Laidir Registered User
#818

It did for Ophelia too but it happened earlier, before it hit the south coast. It had already peaked by then, so inland areas didn't get the same windspeeds as the low moved northwards.

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joujoujou Registered User
#819

Sorry for late posting, finally have some time after cleaning up the mess Eleanor left. My small piece of land (1.2 acre or 5000 sq. m if you prefer) and 4 trees down, garden furniture blown away (not too far thankfully) as well as my spare wheels (quite heavy, normally in 2 stacks of 4 wheels each) scattered around the place, plus plenty other, mostly minor things.

Weather data from 2nd Jan - here.

I must admit, that after Ophelia's red warning event which brought almost no damage here, I just ignored Eleanor related warnings. FYI, last year's storm Doris (yellow warning) brought more damage than Ophelia, but less than Eleanor.

Rebelbrowser Registered User
#820

Longing said:


Talking to other people since then and all have said storm Ophelia had no patch on this storm. But so many people were caught out. Its a mircale there were no deaths.


Im guessing you didnt talk to too many people in Cork and Kerry! Ophelia was a very watered down affair in your neck of the woods but not ours.

Meteorite58 Moderator
#821

Some good footage on this tweet from Fenit Co. Kerry. Reports of lots of coastal damage locally . Back in Banna today the car park filled with stone and sand, noticed the beach had about a foot of sand or more stripped off it and the sand dunes look like they have been eaten into .

https://twitter.com/bctwee/status/948244802356772864

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/future-of-precarious-kerry-fort-dunbeg-hangs-in-the-balance-1.3346234


http://traleetoday.ie/safety-concerns-storm-damages-part-popular-walkway-outside-tralee/

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